A student once asked a teacher, "What is love?" The teacher said, "In order to answer your question, go to the wheat field and return with the biggest bunch of wheat. But there is a rule: you can go through them only once and cannot turn back to pick any." The student went to the field where he saw a big bunch, but he did not pick it thinking there are bigger ones ahead. Later, when he searched through more than half of the wheat field, he realised that bunches in that place are not as big as the previous one he saw; he realised that he has missed the biggest one, and he regretted. The teacher told him, "This is love.... You keep searching for a better one, but later you realise that you have missed the best."
The word ‘love’ is not undefined; but the problem is that there are too many definitions. We generally take it for the best of passions or the first of emotions. At the best analysis of it, an enlightened person sorts out ‘love’ to be the driving energy of the universe. This is why God is interpreted as a grand sum of love. Love is the most powerful energy in the whole universe. It contains everything; nothing stands against it.
A mighty King was marching home after being victorious in a gruesome battle. While the king was crossing a forest, he saw a hermitage, which he decided to visit. The king moved towards the hermitage, dressed in his royal finery, accompanied by his ministers and attendants. The sage was sitting under a tree and scattering bajra seeds all around. Hundreds of birds of different kinds were eating those seeds and the sound of their twittering filled the air. The sage did not respond to the king’s repeated greetings. "Guruji, I said Pranam!" at last he said in an angry voice. The sage looked up and said, "Stop shouting, you are scaring the birds." That made the king even more furious. "Do you know who I am?" he shouted. The sage said calmly, "Yes, I do. You are the one who kills for the love of power. One day another King shall kill you in the same way. The love of power shall bring about your downfall." The king shouted with rage, "Your impertinence is intolerable. I shall behead you just now!"
He drew out his sword and raised it to strike the sage. In an instant, hundreds of birds flew up and attacked the king. They poked their beaks into his face, his eyes and his arms and all over. The king moved his arms up and around to ward off the birds. But the birds wouldn't leave him. The sage said, "Leave him! Leave him! Come to me my dears!" All at once, the birds flew down and sat meekly at the feet of the sage. The sage said, "All I ever gave these birds is love. Oh King! realise the power of love.”
True it is, the more we show love, the smaller the universe becomes, because we contain all that we love.